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Saboteur

(Agent G #2)

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The sequel to Agent G picks up a year after the first novel with our antihero cybernetic assassin now working for the United States government. So much better than being a private contractor, right? Wrong. Hunting down his former associates only makes things worse and he soon finds himself discovering even more dirt about his convoluted past. What is an amnesiac cyborg to ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published February 2nd 2018
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Gavin
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This second book in the Agent G series was every bit as much fun as the first book in the series. It is fast paced sci-fi thriller that mixes crazy sci-fi action with plenty of humor and fun characters!

The story was enjoyable enough. G, everyone's favourite cybernetic assassin, is now working for the US government after taking down the shifty IRS (International Refugee Society). The problem is working for the US is not proving any better, or safer, than working for his old employers! G caused p
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Montzalee Wittmann
Yet another exciting read!

Agent G is back and solving a couple of problems while trying to stay alive, yet kill bad guys. He wants to find a way to live longer than the cyborg enhanced life span, which is about over for him. Someone is killing the Agents, and more....Lots of twists, turns, action, great science fiction, plot, wonderful characters, and fun dialogue. Liked this one better than the first book! Great book!
C.T. Phipps
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: cyberpunk
The second installment of my "What if cyberpunk was handled from the corporate mercenary types versus the guys on the street with a dash of James Bond" was a really fun book to write. Obviously, I'm going to give it high marks but it was generally just a fun work all round to write. G is in a transitional state here where he thinks he can rid himself of the guilt he feels for being an assassin by working for legitimate authorities--haha, wow, that's a bit naivity for an otherwise smart man. I al ...more
Michael
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of futuristic assassins
Another fine story in the cyber-assassin Agent G series. I have the paperbacks of the first two books in this series. I have given this a 5-star rating though I found the combination of large pages and small type/text hard on my eyes. (Poor knackered old goat I hear you cry!) lol.

Seriously though; this is a great follow-up to Agent G Infiltraitor. As I said in my review of the first book this is going to be a hit with those of you out there who enjoy your role-playing games; fans of Shadowrun in
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Ulff Lehmann
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Agent G is back. Fast paced, fun, violent, everything you'd expect from a pre-cyberpunk-ish spy-thrill-ride.
Where the first one was pretty much the intro of the movie, we get a whole movie crammed into a slim volume, and since I already aired my misgivings about the length (dare I say shortage) of the book, I shan't bitch about it again. It's a first person shooter, quite literally. Could it have used more viewpoints? (asks the author who juggles up to 8 in a novel) Sure, but it's not necessary!
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Melanie
Review originally posted at BooksOfMyHeart.net.

4.5 stars

I started this book almost two years after finishing the first book, Infiltrator. I was debating if I needed to re-listen to the first Agent G book to get me back in the world. I ended up just starting Saboteur without the re-listen and it didn’t take me long to get back into the Agent G series.

Agent G is a cyborg assassin. He is working for the US government now, instead of International Refugee Society. Originally, he was a part of a grou
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Ed Nemo
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy, sci-fi
The early days of CyberPunk...well maybe not the Punk part.
Black Technology allows the rich and the deadly to become more than the human body was meant to be. Agent G is a rather decent sort of killer; who likes pop culture, drinks on the beach, and trying to do the right thing. However, when your special talent is murder, it becomes difficult to escape that life.

Saboteur finds G's loyalties tested and changed as he goes from working for a private society of killers to a government sponsored so
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Brian's Book Blog
A Fast Paced Sci-Fi Assassin Story

4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s really hard to get “Hitman” out of my head when I’m reading an Agent G book. Part of it is because of the bio-roids (spelling?) part and another part is how they are basically programmed to kill any target they are given.

But in all seriousness Saboteur feels like a love letter to the spy thriller. It combines a ton of different stories into one including Mr. and Mrs. Smith (G and S), Spy vs Spy, along with some aspect of Bond and Bourne th
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Susan
Note: Even though this is Book 2, it works just fine as a stand alone.

This was a lot of fun. Set in a near future, G is an enhanced assassin. He’s got cyber enhancements, bio enhancements, perhaps even… uh… personal private enhancements. But he also has a limited shelf life. He was created to be used and then discarded (and his realization of all that is in Book 1 but is summarized for this book in bits and pieces). The International Refugee Society (IRS) is a front for a world-controlling power
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Matthew Davenport
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Agent G, as described in the first book in C.T. Phipps' cyberpunk novels, is an international assassin. Much like Liam Nissan, he has a very specific set of skills.
But that's a very two-dimensional look at a very three-dimensional character. These novels, though fun, gritty, cyberpunk looks at spy adventure, and sold as cyberpunk, are actually the definitive example of perfect Science Fiction.
What do I mean by that? Science Fiction is meant to be a mirror that reflects back a very human idea but
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Sean E Britten
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m a huge cyberpunk fan and ‘Snow Crash’ ranks in my Top Five all-time favourite books. While plenty of examples of the genre skewer modern issues or extrapolate from real world trends few of them really ask how we got there, with megacorps taking the place of governments and incredibly dangerous technology available even to your average citizen. With ‘Agent G: Saboteur’, Phipps sets out to bridge the “modern day with some secret twists” setting of his first novel to a dystopian future, and put ...more
M.L. Spencer
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Agent G was an entirely enjoyable novel about a not-quite-human assassin with some very humanizing problems. I found it an original mashup between 007 and Star Trek, with a lot Phipp’s signature sardonic whit thrown in for flavor. It really reminded me (and I am dating myself) of an episode of Star Trek Next Generation when Commander Data was exploring his positronic not-quite-human identity. Imagine that combined with Mission Impossible-type action sequences and pop culture references and you’v ...more
The Scribblings
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having changed his allegiance to the United States government, Agent G has been tasked with locating the last remnants of his former employers, the International Refugee Society, and either eliminating or recruiting them.

Saboteur finds G struggling with some of the revelations from the previous installment, as well as the seemingly ever-shifting loyalties of the world he inhabits. He frequently finds himself more attached to people than they are to him, a shattering of illusions that is best ex
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David Hambling
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Agent G, cyborg superspy is back -- but now he’s working for the US government and he’s out for revenge against the organisation he used to work for. He’s tracking down their leadership in a series of missions to South America, Japan and beyond, starting with infiltrating a villain’s mountaintop lair via wingsuit. Then things get complicated…

G lives in a high-gloss world of stealth helicopters, futuristic weaponry and glamourous cyborg assassins. The double-crossings multiply, new secret organis
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Bookwyrm Speaks
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As I've said before, with a second book, the second book in a series, especially with a really good book like Agent G: Infiltrator, can sometimes be a letdown just because the first book set such a high bar. In this case, that's not the case at all, since Agent G: Saboteur is fantastic, an original story that expands on the characters and story from the first book but takes it to the next level.


After Agent G broke the back of the International Refugee Society, the secret murder for hire group he
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Tina Gundy
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What does it mean to be human? Agent G: Saboteur (Book 2) by C. T. Phipps and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer is another hit for the duo! I’d recommend if you enjoy books that have a cyberpunk, espionage mystery feel to it.

What to expect (the summary does a great job but for those who want a little more): Agent G and his associates are back along with some new characters. How to convince everyone to join Agent G when most just want him dead? That is the question...will he pair up with unlikely allies
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Julie Howard
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-book
I loved this book and thought it was a great continuation of book one, I would recommend that you start with book one and work your way through the adventure, you won't be disappointed. The book was packed full of wit, action and double crosses. I like the fact that you never know where the author is going to take the story at any given moment and with all the twists all you can do is hold on tight and enjoy the ride. This author is quickly making his way up my must listen to authors list becaus ...more
Julie
Agent G: Saboteur is the second in a series, and I jumped at the opportunity to review it. I had been introduced to the character of G in Phipps's Supervillainy series where he did a crossover to book 5, The Tournament of Supervillainy. So full disclaimers here: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I haven't read or heard book 1.

We start right in the middle of the action with G and Marissa, who is G's love interest through most of the b
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Al Burke
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Agent G's story continues. He's ditched the International Refugee Society to work for the US government. Now his job is to exact revenge on his former employers and turn/execute his fellow letters. This follows the same MO as the first book in the series, Infiltrator for those not in the know, with the humour, pop culture references and twisty-turny fast paced-plot.

However, I liked this less well than the first, well at least the first half of it. There was a lot of filler for people who haven't
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Sue Raymond
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
In book two, ‘G’ is back and things are in an up roar. ‘F’ was a mole then ‘G’ finds out his assistant is also a traitor. Can he rely on her and agent ‘S’ his undercover wife to unravel the mystery of the company or is he destined to fail on his newest assignment. ‘G’ is in a quandary of finding out his past, what he truly is, completing his assignment for the company and having a A.I. Super computer stored in his brain so it can escape the company into the world-wide web.
C.T. Phipps blends Jame
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Todd Oliver
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the Agent G series. I highly recommend listening to book 1 first, which was great! Agent G is like a sci-fi James Bond. He is a highly trained assassin, but he's also not quite human. He is a cloned mind inside of a very life-like android body. After he leaves the International Refugee Society, he goes to work for the US government and tracks down the remaining members of the society. Great series so far and great narration by Jeffrey Kafer. ...more
stuart mckie
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be aware .. this series is seriously addictive!!

The tale grows and moves forward at a rapid rate. Characters develop and some serious real life issues considered .. the bottom line is it continues to be a fast moving futuristic adventure which is rooted in what could develop in our lifetime .. as soon as I finished reading it, I just had to order book three .. enjoy
Susanna Schwacke
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The 2nd book in the Sci-Fi Assassin series, Agent G has left the group that created him, and is working for the US Government, as flawed as it is. We learn more about him as he learns about himself, and not everything is good. Again, CT Phipps takes on an adventure along with the character in entertaining ways. I thoroughly like this series.
Terri
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021, 2021-february
Another fun ride with Agent G. I totally enjoyed the various pop culture references. Thanks C.T. Phipps for another wonderfully sarcastic, action filled book and to Jeffrey Kafer for embracing the personalities of characters.
Gail
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
C.T. Phipps brings Agent G to life. I enjoyed this story because it different to most agent story.

There is some corse language, sex and violence. But in all it’s a good story.

Jefferey Kafer deep voice adds that something to the story. Each character has their own unique voices. I did have the speed on 1.25

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher free of charge for a honest, unbiased review.
Trevor
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Agent G returns, this time working for the US to take down his old masters. Good book as Q tries to do the right thing, but not knowing who he can trust and what is the right thing!!
Audrey Riggs
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I read the 1st book, but I enjoyed this more than the original. (Enough to dive right into the 3rd).

Overall light and enjoyable.
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C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular reviewer on Booknest.EU and for Grimdark Magazine.

He's written the Agent G series, Cthulhu Armageddon, the Red Room Trilogy, I Was A Teenaged Weredeer, Lucifer's Star, Psycho Killers in Love, Straight Out
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